QB Coach Clyde Christensen Says It Is Unlikely Kyle Trask Will Be No. 2 Quarterback

May 10th, 2022

Still a benchwarmer.

Brace yourself, Kyle Trask fans. Barring a slew of injuries, it appears 2022 will be another development year for the former Bucs’ second round pick.

Of the 10 quarterbacks selected in the 2021 draft, only Trask, picked at No. 64, did not take a snap in a regular season game. And it seems like that’s the plan for 2022.

Speaking Tuesday at One Buc Palace, Bucs quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen said it is unlikely Trask is Tom Brady’s immediate backup this fall and Christensen described 2022 for Trask as yet another “developmental” season.

“I think he continues to progress and continues to be hard to get him enough reps,” Christensen said.

And why can’t Trask get reps? Because those are reserved for Brady and the Bucs’ No. 2 quarterback ,Blaine Gabbert. However, Christensen said Trask will be force-fed reps in this spring’s underwear football practices.

“We are going to give him a premium, a priority on getting him. reps and seeing what he is like,” Christensen said. “It’s really hard judging anyone until they get quality reps against a defense. That is one of our goals. We are going to give him a bunch of reps.

“That is going to happen. That is on our radar. That has to be done. It must be done.”

Christensen tried to downplay the optics that this suggests Trask has been a wasted second round pick. An additional “redshirt” season is what is best for Trask in the long run, Christensen said.

“It buys him another year to develop and watch the best in the business do his deal,” Christensen said. “It’s like a redshirt year. It is the best thing that could have happened to him. I think he will tell you he needs another year.

“Kyle has always been that kind of slow, steady developer in high school and in college. And I think this follows in line with exactly that. I see it more as a learning year.

“I don’t see him competing with Gabbert this year. He could do it but all the odds are stacked against you. It is hard enough to get enough Gabbert reps. We will prepare Gabbert as No. 2. I see Gabbert being the backup and Kyle being a developmental guy.”

The QB coach emphasized this is not a knock on Trask and those who take it that way are underestimating Gabbert.

Christensen also spent a few moments reminding the local pen and mic club that Gabbert is a very good quarterback. And while Christensen said he was “ecstatic” to learn that Brady would return for at least one more year with the Bucs, the team was indeed preparing for Gabbert to be the starting signal-caller.

As for Trask, Joe has never seen so much mystery and suspense surrounding a second-round pick of a quarterback. A year later, Bucs coaches still cannot give anyone an assessment on Trask. It’s very bizarre to Joe.

93 Responses to “QB Coach Clyde Christensen Says It Is Unlikely Kyle Trask Will Be No. 2 Quarterback”

  1. Robert Says:

    What????

    slow learner?

    and you drafted him for QB?

  2. uhmmm Says:

    Trashk is a bust if he’s not the no. 2 qb this season

  3. Caleb Says:

    I don’t understand the point of this. What is the obsession with Gabbert who will never be a good starter. Trask needs to at least be the backup this year so you cna see him in mop up duty. This doesn’t seem to bode well for Trask ever being a starting qb here.

  4. PassingThru Says:

    It was a terrible waste of a second-round pick on multiple levels. The Bucs were in a “win now” phase. Drafting a developmental QB was a strategic blunder.

  5. Beejezus-belt Says:

    I guess not just the fans are underestimating Gabbert’s ability, but 31 other NFL teams whom declined his services in free agency. If you want him to learn, you need to give him reps, not a clipboard. You need to find out what you have with Trask or make other arrangements for the future of the organization. Unless Brady is playing until he is 50ish.

  6. Que5 Says:

    Reading between the lines from coaches & players comments, Trask is a back up QB and not a starter. Coaches & players know who has it and who doesn’t.

  7. Cleanhouse Says:

    Without Tom Brady, this organization is still a circus side show. We won because of Brady and in spite of almost everyone else and their “smart ideas”

  8. D-Rome Says:

    This should go to show you ‘Joe’ (and anyone else) that mentoring younger QBs is not the responsibility of the starting QB. That’s up to the coaching staff. Trask is playing behind the greatest to ever do it and he hasn’t improved enough to be a backup? I suppose it’s smart to not expect Brady to mentor anyone. The last guy who did got shipped out of New England under a coup.

  9. Cobraboy Says:

    Oh, puh-leese…

    When you’re all-in, that means development takes a back seat to the NOW.

  10. Bucfan81 Says:

    Should be pretty alarming that we used a second round pick on Trask and yet the staff thinks Gabbert is better. Then again it is alarming that they actually think Gabbert is good enough to start in the NFL. Don’t know what tape they are watching from past seasons.

  11. SufferingSince76 Says:

    This thing is starting to stink. Can’t compete against a guy (Griffin) that can’t even make 2nd string? And we should be confident in the QB position sans Brady? Why would we be?

  12. LOL Says:

    Trashk is definitely a big No. 2. And not a qb at that

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    WHAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE …

    If TB12 goes down, the Bucs’ season is lost. Gabbert is simply not winning in the playoffs or the SB. Play Trask as the #2 and develop him.

  14. Hodad Says:

    By the time he’s ready to start his contract will be up. Gabbert shouldn’t need that many reps even if he is the back up, he’s been in the system longer than Brady. Don’t like them coming out saying he’s not ready to even compete for the back up job.

  15. Matlok727 Says:

    Is it me or did that sound like they have no clue who or what he is because they don’t give him reps ? I mean QB coach should have “future QB “ on that 2nd practice field right? I herd nothing good but if I remember when old Clyde was our OC back in the day he sounded just as lost on his players

  16. Miller5252 Says:

    Brady needs to pull his pants pocket out and let Trask grab it and follow along all year. I don’t have a problem with him being a number 2 or number 10 on the list, Brandy will be playing all year. I think this could really works out great for the Bucs in the long run. 2 years behind the best learning! Next year become the starter and maybe long career starting with Tampa.

  17. Jerry Says:

    What is with this team’s obsession with Gabbert? He’s done nothing here, and he’s done nothing anywhere else he’s been.

    You keep hyping this guy instead of the guy you drafted in the 2nd round?

  18. GOB Says:

    Instead of this stiff, the bucs could’ve had Paulson Edebo. He made a tremendous impact as a rookie for the saints. 50 something tackles and 3 ints. Now you’ve got a third string QB, who can’t bet out blane freaking gabbert. What a wasted pick.

  19. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    What a confidence builder. Love the choice of words, ““Kyle has always been that kind of slow, steady developer in high school and in college. And I think this follows in line with exactly that. I see it more as a learning year.”

    Sounds like Trask was a wasted 2nd round pick but the Bucs are just not admitting it. Licht probably would have done better in drafting another kicker.

  20. #8 Says:

    Still irritated from the 2021 draft.

  21. Beeej Says:

    Trask doesn’t get any reps, never has

  22. D-Rome Says:

    What is with this team’s obsession with Gabbert? He’s done nothing here, and he’s done nothing anywhere else he’s been.

    That’s not fair. He turned Colin Kaepernick into a social justice warrior and kneeler after he beat him out for the starting job in San Francisco. That’s something…

  23. Oneilbuc Says:

    You never know what can happen Trask might get traded to another team and become a good quarterback. Remember Bret Farve and the Falcons?? Their fans base and coaches said the same thing about Farve and how that worked out for the Falcons . I really think they’re not giving him a real chance to become the starter for the bucs. This is another reason why I believe that Tampa is where young quarterbacks careers come and die until they prove otherwise. This is why I’ve never blamed Jamies or any other quarterback the bucs drafted was the problem with this franchise. And yall gets mad because I tell the truth about this franchise and call me a Jamies fan but I’ve said this about all the quarterbacks the bucs drafted but yall just can’t see what I see .

  24. Eric Says:

    So if. Brady goes down in a game u folks really want to send Trask in with zero nfl experience? That’s ludicrous.

  25. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    If anybody is a slow developer Clyde Christensen is certainly that. Clyde has been OC 3 times with 3 different teams and those were all only one year stints before being demoted or fired. Clyde was replaced by Arians as the OC in 2012 and moved to QB coach for Peyton Manning-what a test of your skills that must have been coaching Peyton. Training camp is supposed to be an open competition for the back up gig , so FREAKING GET WITH THE PROGRAM CLYDE-you third rate hack.

  26. Oneilbuc Says:

    Gabbert is trash and always will be he’s never been a good quarterback the only reason why he’s here is because he’s BA friend. They don’t fool me with their friendships in the NFL or with their family friends and members of their family’s. This is another reason why I didn’t like the Brady move because we still don’t get credit for winning a superbowl Brady gets all the credit . But it’s to many suckaneers fans who care more about Brady rings than the team winning a superbowl. I’m happy this is Brady last year with us so the suckaneer fans can leave and us real bucs fans can root for the whole team and not just 1 player like it used to be.

  27. HC Grover Says:

    Gabbert is the Bucs new Franchise QB.

  28. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bucsfan76 I agree 👍🏽 with you bro 💯!!! All they want is to get paid without doing anything .

  29. HC Grover Says:

    If Gabbert is their go to guy and Trask sucks they should of drafted a new QB and let him go. This is not good. Our caching staff is self destructing.

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think the real point is being missed….it’s quite clear that neither Trask or Gabbert will be our starting QB in 2023…..

    There really is clearly a problem with Trask……since he isn’t even the backup in his second year….it clearly appears to be a wasted pick……like Aaron Rodgers.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    When you have to reteach a guy how to throw the football, it’s a big project.

  32. HC Grover Says:

    Lets start Gabbert and save Brady for next year. These BA leftovers coaches will blow it. We will bot even make the playoffs.

  33. Iron-Wombat Says:

    wasted 2nd round pick.

  34. HC Grover Says:

    So they paid Gabbert 7 million?

  35. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Funny all these people taking coaches at their word. All I heard from CC is coach speak. Leftwich was only slightly clearer. In the end, this stance is status quo which puts no additional pressure on either of them and is good for team chemistry.

  36. Posey99 Says:

    um… Tom Brady is our starting QB. Why are we even having this conversation. Of course Trask isn’t the backup. He hasn’t taken a snap yet. Why would a guy who hasn’t taken a snap be ahead of a vet with starting experience? Ya’ll dig way too far into the back QB situation. This is the perfect scenario for Trask.

  37. Vinny from Vermont Says:

    “Something in rotten in Denmark.”

    I believe one of four things is happening here regarding Trask:
    1. Tom Brady doesn’t like Trask for some reason, and doesn’t want the shadow
    of Trask as #2, breathing down his neck on the bench waiting for an injury to TB so he can get his shot.
    2. Clyde Christensen is playing mind games with KT to get him motivated.
    3. There are high level plans for a post TB departure that KT is not an integral
    part of.
    4. The drafting of KT in round #2 is viewed privately by Bucs executives to be
    a bust, and for reasons known only to them…. any premature acknowledgement of this fact would be extremely embarrassing and a significant distraction going into the season.

    This flies in the face of current conventional wisdom, but I believe that KT is going to eventually be a top 10 quarterback when he finally gets his shot, either for the Bucs, or some other NFL team willing to take a chance with him.

  38. Allbuccedup Says:

    Should have traded him in last months draft at least got the third rounder for him.

  39. Bobby M. Says:

    Eventually folks will learn what the rest of the league knows….Leftwich can’t groom a QB. His only success is Brady who we all know wasn’t due to Leftwich’s coaching. He failed with Rosen, failed with Winston…they hand pitch Trask and he’s not even close to being a backup. Now you see why teams pass on hiring Leftwich, particularly Jax. Gabbert is like the equivalent of Leftwich in his playing days…..bottom tier starting QB at best. If Mayfield becomes available we should attempt to get him….he’s definitely more productive than any of our back ups.

  40. sasquatch Says:

    A year later, Bucs coaches still cannot give anyone an assessment on Trask. It’s very bizarre to Joe.

    Seems to me they’ve given assessments on Trask frequently this offseason. Joe has certainly written on the coaches’ assessment of Trask’s development, primarily Christensen’s. They’ve given as much evaluation as you can. They’ve described what they’ve worked on with him — mechanics, movement, quicker release, arm strength… and have stated they’re pleased with his progress. They can’t really say much more. Joe seems to want answers that you can really only get by watching the guy play in games… So, we’ll see when preseason rolls around.

    The haters who can’t accept that Gabbert might be a pretty decent backup will see this situation as an indictment of Trask’s progress. Predictable negativity.

  41. Buccos Says:

    What would really be a waste is to have Tom Brady for 3 years and to NOT draft a suitable replacement to groom under him. I’m sure the Bucs have a plan in place on how to develop Trask to his full ability. Clearly they have a lot of faith in Gabbert as the back up QB. Trask will have to wait in the wings and work hard in camp. He should be like a sponge and absorb everything he can from the GOAT

  42. Bucamania Says:

    What a dumb pick. Knew it then. Know it now.

  43. RandsABucFan Says:

    As soon as Licht and Bowles were aware that Brady was coming back they should have offered Trask up for trade. There is a chance we could have landed a 1st round selection if Trask was better than all the QB’s that came out this draft.

  44. Buc4evr Says:

    Saying they are pleased with Trask’s progress , but not letting him compete for the backup position says everything about why this draft pick was a huge mistake. So basically when Tom retires after this season, the Bucs will be in no better shape then they were 3 years ago. Wow keep drafting kickers Jason…. Lol.

  45. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Joe should really start drug testing posters. @Vinny. You really think Brady is scared of the “shadow” of Trask. You’re out of your damn mind. We’re talking about Tom Brady here. Does Trask have the intangibles to succeed. Those are things that can’t be learned

  46. Pewter Power Says:

    We are in win now mode, if Brady gets injured you don’t bypass Gabbert. Kyle Trask status don’t really matter while Brady is on this roster

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    RandsABucFan – LOL! The Bucs weren’t getting a 1st rounder for Trask, if they thought there was even a remote possibility of that they’d have dumped him in a second. They weren’t getting a 2nd rounder either, or a 3rd rounder. Maybe a 4th at best.

    If a team bails on a QB that early, when they got a 45-year starting QB, it means the team is bailing. It’s a fire sale. Every other team knows something is wrong if a team is dumping a highly drafted QB after the first year, and they’re not giving up much of value.

  48. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So, this likely means that if Trask ever starts at Bucs QB….it will be in his 4th (contract year)……pretty good deal…..$5.5 mil for 4 years…..to practice.

    Either Kyle Trask is, or will be a bust….or…..Buc coaches & Licht were incompetent when it comes to him. Or both. Can’t blame Trask….you can help who drafts you or who births you.

  49. David Says:

    I like to be optimistic with young players but that does not sound very promising. Most quarterbacks are thrown to the wolves right away in today’s NFL. I don’t think it’s right, I think they do need to sit a year, but to not even have a shot at fighting for the back up position is not a good sign. They can talk Gabbert up all they want, I have not seen anything that good out of him.

    If they don’t think they have anything for the future with Trask then they should’ve traded him. He was better than any QB coming out of this year‘s draft. They could’ve got a second round her back.

    Oh well, I guess we will know in 2023

  50. K_bassuka Says:

    I lost all faith in Christensen (or anyone that believes Gabbert is a good QB) as a QBs coach.

  51. David Says:

    Munch, you’re wrong.
    He was rated much much higher than every single quarterback coming out in this year‘s draft. They could’ve gotten a 2nd rounder back.
    But whatever, we will never know and we will see how good he is in 2 years

  52. steele Says:

    “Slow”. That just about seals it. And it goes against a lot of the noise that came with drafting him, that he was smart, quick to learn, ready. He is going to be a perennial backup and/or traded in a package at some point. Or cut.

    As for Gabbert, he is exactly what he is. A marginal who can manage a game, win one or two, but not sustain an offense well for an entire season.

    Pray that TB12 stays healthy. If not, TIMMBERRR>>>

  53. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Gabbert salary $2,250,000…….$1,750, guaranteed….>$750 roster bonus….

  54. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Including next year Ryan Griffin will make $8,748,000 for his career……not a bad gig for him at all…..He can retire on that without playing…..

  55. GOB Says:

    Rod is right. It’s a project to teach a guy proper mechanics. For Christ sake, Brady still gets a tweaking now and again. You don’t waste a second round pick, with a Superbowl ready team, on a project. Rebuilding a QBs delivery can take forever in the Not For Long League. He’s right up there with the worst 2nd round picks licht has made

  56. Buc92’ Says:

    If I were Trask I’d ask to be traded , it’s pathetic how they’re handling him , he didn’t ask for this & isn’t getting a fair shot ..

    GoBucs!

  57. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You won’t find a more patient and supportive fan than TBBF…….but this has sent me straight over the edge……..
    The coaches, GM are being dishonest with us fans…….this is BS…..WTF.
    I don’t blame Trask…..
    I do understand that you can’t just publicly trash Trask….but the net effect is the same….

  58. Marine Buc Says:

    I thought it was strange when the Bucs brought back Gabbert and Grif…

    It currently does not look good for Trask. But we don’t have much of a choice at this point. I still hope he develops into (at very least) a solid backup QB. It’s either that or we end up cutting him and then it is a complete loss and waste of a late 2nd round pick.

    Time will tell – but I admit it doesn’t look great at the moment.

  59. Elita Vita Says:

    Well at least Kyle Trask is making over 900,000 dollars while he “learns” to be an nfl quarterback.

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    David – I’m aware of the pre-draft rankings, but remember, the draft is the lottery. If someone already bought a ticket, scratched off 75% of it, then tries to resell that ticket to someone else – well, no one is paying full price or more for it. If you actually thought the ticket was a winner, you’re keeping it for yourself.

    If the team was to bail on Trask, his value is greatly diminished from the draft because no one is bailing on a winning lottery ticket. In particular when the starter is 45-years old.

    The Bucs not only brought back Gabberty, they brought back Griffin as well. It’s very possible that Trask isn’t just the 3rd QB, he’s again the 4th QB on the roster like last year.

    I hope the Bucs got a gem here and once Brady leaves he takes them back to the SB — but if a team thinks they got a young stud QB, they’re likely not bringing back everyone else.

    The biggest thing with Trask is that in college he didn’t throw with NFL velocity, and they’re having to retrain him on how to throw. That’s a big project, something I always thought would take at least 2-years. Once Brady leaves I have no idea, if they’re in cap hell anyways, of seeing what Trask can do, but I think the team has an idea, which is why they don’t want him playing yet.

  61. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Trask barely got playing time in high school. Then in college he patiently waited for his opportunity. When it came, he surprised everyone with good play, and followed it up with a historic college season. People forget how good he was at UF. Now he is taking his time to develop. People have no patience these days, wanting instant results. Enjoy another year (maybe two???) of Brady, and then let’s see what the kid can do. Hopefully he is a pleasant surprise. If not, it was only a 64th pick, which has a high bust rate anyhow.

  62. Rod Munch Says:

    GOB – To be clear, I hated the pick at the time, thought it was a wasted pick, but I’m also not writing him off as a bust — yet. I said last year he’d need to sit for at least 2-years and learn how to throw an NFL ball, and it sounds like the Bucs are thinking the same thing.

    It certainly seems that next year Brady will be gone, and the team will likely be in ‘cap hell’ anyways, so at that point you just go with Trask, and worst thing, the Bucs get the #1 pick in 2024. I’m OK with that. It’s a fair price to pay for a few years of Brady and at least 1 SB.

  63. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bucs92 . I say the same thing bro. I will ask for a trade to if I was him it’s not his fault that the bucs ain’t giving him a fair shot to be the starter next year. This is what I hate about this team and fan base. They love to blame the quarterbacks and never blame the coaches or organization are less we lose a game with Brady at quarterback. Suckaneers !!!

  64. Maniac Buc Says:

    Don’t see Kyle Trask ever starting a game in the NFL. To me, that pick was worse than drafting a kicker.

  65. Oneilbuc Says:

    Clyde Christensen suck !!! And it was the right pick when you have a quarterback that’s 44 years old. And not to mention Trask was the best quarterback in 2020 according to his numbers but they had to ignore him and push Travor Lawrence , Justin Feilds, because they were the number one and number 2 quarterback coming out of high school and college so it was a good story for the media. Zac Wilson was not that good in college that’s why no one knew him until the draft. But this is a suckaneers web site for the suckaneers fans not bucs fan.

  66. sasquatch Says:

    The negativity here is mind blowing. I wasn’t a fan of the Trask pick, but I’m keeping an open mind under the assumption the Bucs coaches and front office know a lot more about him than any of us do.

  67. T REX Says:

    Another Licht special…

    After Brady leaves Licht is back to a loser.

    Fake GM

  68. Defense Rules Says:

    The only thing pathetic about the Kyle Trask situation is how so many JBFers have turned into a bunch of old hens. I’ve heard of reading things into various situations, but good heavens this has gotten to be ridiculous.

    o Brady is the starting QB. Duh, I would hope that’s a given.

    o Gabbert is the backup QB, entering the season. Another duh, he’s the only other QB on our roster with any starting experience.

    o Trask is ‘the unproven’. Yup, another duh. Bucs are all-in for 2022, and coming out of the blocks I would hope team leaders prioritize in terms of experience.

    I’m a LOT more concerned about who’s LVD’s backup if he goes down than I am about who’s Brady’s backup (neither Britt nor Stuard have shown anything). Even a LOT more concerned about who’s Mike Evans’ backup if he goes down (especially until Godwin returns). And who Lenny’s backup is (Gio’s got some tread on those tires, and both Vaughn & White are rather ‘unproven’ also). Sorry, but Kyle Trask should be the least of our concerns.

  69. JimmyJack Says:

    Dont see the big deal. We are trying to contend for aSuperBowl. Makes sense to have a backup whose not going to be learning on the job. Do you really want a guy getting his first experience in a game with playoff implications? What if he wets himself?

    Until Brady retires Trask is developing in the backround.

  70. Biff Barker Says:

    Lefty and Clyde most likley will be gone next season. BA should have less influence and Bowles more.

    In short, give the guy a shot. Park him this season if need be. The pick is spent. Gone. Bitching is not changing anything

  71. Kalind Says:

    Strong second round draft choice. 2 years of inactivity. Real solid.

  72. Beeej Says:

    Seems likely he’ll get a chance post -Brady, not until

  73. PassingThru Says:

    @Defense Rules

    Sure, I wouldn’t think much of Clyde Christensen’s comments either if Trask was a mid-to-late Day 3 pick on a team that wasn’t poised to make a deep playoff run, but that isn’t the case. The pick was a colossal blunder, a waste of a second-round pick as the Bucs were in a “win now” mode prior to last season. That’s why I break down the Trask pick as a strategic error, it didn’t address a “win now” strategy.

    People are also understandably upset that Trask isn’t even poised to gun for the backup spot. No one is disappointed that he isn’t the backup, the collective disappointment lies in the assessment that he hasn’t developed enough to mount a threat to Gabbert. That’s more of a tactical error attributable to the scouting of Trask.

  74. Adrnagy Says:

    Failure of coaches and front office. What exactly is Clyde Christensen job ?
    Just like the special coach too.

    Brady is the goat. Clyde should be getting trask ready for backup brady. Release gabbert, put that roster spot and money in a pass rusher and give trask the time and plays. Make no sense.

  75. Adrnagy Says:

    If brady wouldnt had sign with the bucs from the get go. Arians and his coaching staff will be going in circle.

  76. Buczilla Says:

    I don’t have any issues with us drafting Trask, but it’s beyond dumb for him not to be the number two guy unless he is just gosh awful. Everyone but the Bucs seem to know that Gabbert is a terrible qb and always has been. I don’t get it.

  77. Oneilbuc Says:

    Yall love to say win now lol 😆 this is not a superbowl roster right now. This defense has no depth or can rush the quarterback. What yall think Brady will be rushing the quarterbacks and getting sacks. How about caching interceptions and making tackles in the back feild . We had Brady last year and didn’t win so what makes you think we are winning this year. Brady has not looked good against good defenses the offense haven’t looked good either against good defenses. And this year we are playing all playoff teams. Clyde Christensen suck as a OC and a quarterback coach go look back at his pass teams. Suckaneers fans at it again lol 😆 😂 .

  78. sasquatch Says:

    so much complainin’ … b!tches gonna b!tch.

  79. geno711 Says:

    Yup. ^^^

  80. Tony Says:

    They were foolish for not drafting a CB with that pick. If they’re still on & off with him maybe they should see what Glass can do. QBs from Florida never seem to make it anyway.

  81. Duane Says:

    If its going to take him 3 years to be the backup, how many until he is the starter? With the future of this franchise in flux next season, no way this kid gets a shot. Considering that we almost acquired D.Watson, I think we all have a clear understanding of Trask’s future with this team.

  82. sasquatch Says:

    ^ We didn’t “almost acquire Deshaun Watson”. That was never going to happen. Their interest being leaked was simply a ploy to motivate Brady to come back sooner rather than later.

  83. Oxycodoms Says:

    Bucs had bigger needs at round 2 for some reason bucs spent a luxury pick on another slow learner of q qb.

  84. David Says:

    Is this a joke ? The player who sets Florida school records can’t even try for a back up position. How this team allows Tom B. to choose his back up instead of the coaching staff ? This team will not be able to win more than one game with Gabbert if Tom is injured any way. QB coach says he doesn’t know what Kyle Trask can do. LOL.

  85. sasquatch Says:

    As usual, complainers be complaining… Making too much of a few random comments. Ya know, Gabbert may have been a crappy starter in his early years, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a good backup. The fact that Trask isn’t beating him out to be the primary back up means almost nothing. Experience matters. Gabbert has talent, a good arm, pretty good wheels, and knows the offense as well as anyone. Trask will continue to refine his skills and learn from the greatest QB of all time. People love to b!tch, It’s as if we hadn’t won a Superbowl and then followed up with a 13-4 season. And no matter what any of the fault-finders say, we literally can’t conclude anything about Trask yet.

  86. RandsABucFan Says:

    Ask Trask if he would like to go somewhere else to compete? or just get well paid for whatever role the Bucs ask of him.

    This is a young person’s game, and here you at least need opportunities to establish your brand early before you get the veteran player designation. Kyle isn’t getting younger and this could squander his future opportunities. He may never get a shot without exposure.

    Now I understand why this happened to Trask

    Reps are limited

    He should go play QB for the USFL TB Bandits 🤷‍♂️

  87. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Heh. If Brady goes down for more than a week, Trask will start soon enough…because they’ll end up seeing Gabbert injured as well.

  88. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    RandsABucFan Says:
    “Now I understand why this happened to Trask
    Reps are limited”

    Not as limited as you may think. They still make sure backups get as many reps as the starters on the second end of the practice field. It’s not like other teams. The bucs have double the staff so everyone gets attention.

  89. adam from ny Says:

    y’all need to chill out…

    trask is merely a crustacean…in a deep sea of quarterbacks by the bay…

    chances are, after brady leaves we will have some cap strapped years, and trask will be given a year or so to see if he can carve out a spot as the new starting qb…

    keep in mind this will happen during a 1 to 2 year window of lean times…so they’re almost setting him up to fail – but he will probably be given that small window so to showcase his sh!t

  90. PassingThru Says:

    ^

    I always thought Trask was a mollusk, like a barnacle. He doesn’t give direction to this pirate ship, he only fouls the hull and slows it down.

  91. Brandon Says:

    So many know-nothing posters that know more than a Super Bowl winning staff.

  92. Bradinator Says:

    How long did Aaron Rodgers ride the pine before he hit the field? Just asking.

  93. Allbuccedup Says:

    BL had carson palmer and tom brady no grooming failed with josh rosen and jaymiss. Plus the bucs haven’t groomed a young quarterback for a successful career they had to go elsewhere. Young, williams, dilfer etc. So trask will be trashed eventually hes back is already up against the wall.

 

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